Benton County encompasses some of the highest quality remaining prairie and oak savanna remnants in Oregon. In spring of 2006, Benton County received a grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a Habitat Conservation Plan.
This project will allow the County to:
- Expand upon current conservation efforts by increasing restoration opportunities on County and other private lands.
- Provide long-term protection of sensitive species and habitats.
- Develop a more economical and ecological approach to species conservation and mitigation
The County and its citizenry are committed to creating a sustainable community for present and future residents.
Species in this plan:
- Fender’s Blue Butterfly
- Taylor’s Checkerspot
- Kincaid’s Lupine
- Willamette Daisy
- Bradshaw’s Lomatium
- Nelson’s Checkermallow
- Peacock Larkspur